Background - 26 April, 2010
Lenovo Group Limited is a Chinese-based multinational computer technology corporation that develops, manufactures and markets desktops and notebook personal computers, workstations, servers, storage drives, IT management software, and related services.

In their 2007/2008 Sustainability Report, Lenovo published their commitment (from 2006) to phase out all toxic materials by 2009. They have extended the deadline to 2010 and continue to use PVC and BFRs in their products today.

Download Lenovo's original 2007/2008 report on their commitment to eliminate toxics from their product line.

Chart of Lenovo's score over time

Incorporated as Legend in Hong Kong in 1988, Lenovo's principal operations are currently located in Beijing, China, Morrisville, North Carolina in the United States, and Singapore, with research centers in those locations, as well as Shanghai, Shenzhen, Xiamen, and Chengdu in China, and Yamato in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.

Lenovo acquired the former IBM PC Company Division, which marketed the ThinkPad line of notebook PCs, in 2005 for approximately US$ 1.75 billion.

In 2009, Lenovo was the fourth largest vendor of personal computers in the world. The company is the largest seller of PCs in China, with a 28.6 percent share of the China market, according to research firm IDC in July, 2009. It reported annual sales of US$ 14.9 billion for the fiscal year ending 2008/2009 (ending March 31, 2009).

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